The harbour in Bermuda is full of Allied ships in February 1944. HMCS TRENTONIAN is in the foreground taking on fuel from a tanker. Several radar towers can be seen on the right of the photo.
HMS MALABAR was established in 1939, the island was an active operational base for RN and RCN escorts in the Atlantic. A Canadian training base was established in 1944 at Convict’s Bay St. Georges, named HMCS SOMERS ISLE. During this time 125 RCN and 12 RN escort ships and crews underwent working up evolution’s to increase their skills and readiness to fight.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Bruce Keir, RCNVR. (RTL-BK034)